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Old 23 July 2018, 00:01   #1
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difference between zodiac rec pro and pro classic

looking for a rib and was wondering what the difference was in the two?
Does zodiac use wood in these boats?
is the layup all chopper gun or not?

thinking of 750 or 850. Really like the wider/longer interior of the 850 but still in the research stage. Would be used for fishing of the west coast of Oregon and WA. Average trip length 100 plus miles for the day and hopefully boat load of fish lol..
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looking for a rib and was wondering what the difference was in the two?
Does zodiac use wood in these boats?
is the layup all chopper gun or not?

thinking of 750 or 850. Really like the wider/longer interior of the 850 but still in the research stage. Would be used for fishing of the west coast of Oregon and WA. Average trip length 100 plus miles for the day and hopefully boat load of fish lol..
Deck layout is the only difference, they're the same hull with an open deck.

Both the 750 + 850 are currently only manufactured at Zodiac's facility in Tunisia.

The hull is vacuum infused, solid glass.
The stringer is hand laid, solid glass.
The deck is hand laid, glass with some limited synthetic coring (a little divinylcell in the deck).

Both do have a marine plywood transom core.

Z Nautic Group (Zodiac, Bombard, Avon, AKA) does not use chopper guns currently, due to their inconsistency. Wetout gun setups only with mat material.

Z Nautic Group's US facility here in South Carolina only uses Coosa Bluewater 26lb transom cores, but they do not have the capability to produce the 750+850 at this time.

My advice, go for for the 850. And keep in mind, you don't need to hang 500 hp on the transom. It performs pretty well, even with modest powering.
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Rigging a Zodiac Pro 850 right now if you want specific pictures.
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Rigging a Zodiac Pro 850 right now if you want specific pictures.
Yes that would be great, why 850 over 750? That much better seakeeping or??
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Yes that would be great, why 850 over 750? That much better seakeeping or??
What specifically do you want pictures of? My photography sucks.

Both are similar in terms of seakeeping. They feel like you're driving a large SUV. Kinda floaty and unphased by large waves. You don't have to lift the throttle when crossing someone's wake, you can just blast right through it without getting jarred excessively.

The 850 has more space and more transom compartment storage.
The 750 has a deck storage compartment that the 850 doesn't have.
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